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Edited out. Quoted the wrong answer, was trying to respond to Philologos' comment on the covenant aspect!

 2007/5/1 7:09









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The first born again believers are found in John 20.22, the indwelling. Therefore, Pentecost was not the born again experience. Pentecost was the receiving of the Promise of the Father; the coming upon of the Holy Spirit to be able/to learn to function in the things of God as Jesus, the man did.

Mmm again! John 20:22, never thought of that in this particular context. Jesus breathed on them and said "Receive the Holy Spirit". But was it an actual imparting of the Spirit at that moment, or a [i]sign[/i] that He was giving them the Spirit, without specifying when?

You could be right, although I was thinking more of John 14:15f in this context:
[i][color=000099]“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and tHe will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, vwhom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells [b][i]with[/i][/b] you and will be [b][i]in[/i][/b] you." [/color][/i]

jeannette

 2007/5/1 7:16









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Some teach that the men and women of God in the Old Testament were not truly born again because the Holy Spirit hadn't yet come to dwell permanently in the hearts of believers.

They say that no-one was actually born again until the Day of Pentecost.


This would be my perspective too.



In light of John 20.22, how can it be an accurate perspective inasmuch as eveyone would have to speak in tongues as evidence of being born again. That is "Oneness Pentecostal" speak.

FWIW, I am a Pentecostal ... but not of the "oneness" sort.

I've heard of "Oneness Pentecostals" but never been sure what they believed.

I've never accepted that you have to speak in tongues to be born again, or even that it's the "initial evidence" of the Baptism in hte Spirit. My own experience (I was born again several years before receiving - very reluctantly! - tongues)and the experience of others I've met, shows its not true, besides it not really being borne out by Scripture.

This is really interesting and informative to get so many "takes" on the subject

Thanks everyone

Jeannette

 2007/5/1 7:20









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Some teach that the men and women of God in the Old Testament were not truly born again because the Holy Spirit hadn't yet come to dwell permanently in the hearts of believers.

They say that no-one was actually born again until the Day of Pentecost.


This would be my perspective too. Suppose we begin in a different area by asking questions about Covenants. Are there differences in Covenants? Are the conditions different and the blessings different? What does God mean when he says, through Jeremiah...“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: [u]Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers[/u] in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt...” (Jer 31:31-32 KJVS)If the New Covenant was not going to be like the Old Covenant, how would it be different? and if it is different how would that difference affect those who were part of these different covenants?

Interesting angle, will have to ponder this...

Jeannette

 2007/5/1 7:25









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I would say that the difference is one of perspective. OT saints looking foward in faith to Christ; NT saints looking back in faith to Christ.

Actually, aren't we all still looking foward for the redemption that has been promised to us. Aren't we all waiting for the day that we will truly see Christ as He is?

Just some thoughts

In Christ
Jeff


I am not. I am already redeemed. Heaven is no longer my goal. It should never anylonger be the goal any redeemed of the Lord.

 2007/5/1 7:27









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rookie wrote:
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I would say that the difference is one of perspective. OT saints looking foward in faith to Christ; NT saints looking back in faith to Christ.

Actually, aren't we all still looking foward for the redemption that has been promised to us. Aren't we all waiting for the day that we will truly see Christ as He is?

Just some thoughts

In Christ
Jeff



[b]I am not. I am already redeemed. Heaven is no longer my goal.[/b]
Do you mean heaven doesn't exist, or it's in your heart? I wold fully agree with the latter!

What about the redemption of the body, and the new heaven and new earth? Don't you look forward to that?

jeannette

 2007/5/1 7:32









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LittleGift wrote:
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Ormly wrote:
rookie wrote:
Brother Jeremy wrote:

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I would say that the difference is one of perspective. OT saints looking foward in faith to Christ; NT saints looking back in faith to Christ.

Actually, aren't we all still looking foward for the redemption that has been promised to us. Aren't we all waiting for the day that we will truly see Christ as He is?

Just some thoughts

In Christ
Jeff



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[b]I am not. I am already redeemed. Heaven is no longer my goal.[/b]

Do you mean heaven doesn't exist, or it's in your heart? I wold fully agree with the latter!

What about the redemption of the body, and the new heaven and new earth? Don't you look forward to that?



I never wrote that I didn't look forward to it, I just wrote it is no longer my goal. Nor should it be yours, if in Christ. Eph.1.1

The body being redeemed? That's the resurrection, is it not?

 2007/5/1 7:38









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[b]I am not. I am already redeemed. Heaven is no longer my goal.[/b]

Do you mean heaven doesn't exist, or it's in your heart? I would fully agree with the latter!

What about the redemption of the body, and the new heaven and new earth? Don't you look forward to that?



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I never wrote that I didn't look forward to it, I just wrote it is no longer my goal. Nor should it be yours, if in Christ. Eph.1.1

The body being redeemed? That's the resurrection, is it not?

Oh I see, misunderstood you there, Brother.

True, heaven, as a place, (or at least a spiritual place) isn't the goal because in spirit we're there. And even more, because our goal should be GOD Himself - as the hymn says.

jeannette

 2007/5/1 7:56









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Read these three from Oswald Chambers and see how apply to John 17:

May 28th

Unquestioned revelation

And in that day ye shall ask Me nothing. John 16:23.

When is “that day”? When the Ascended Lord makes you one with the Father. In that day you will be one with the Father as Jesus is, and “in that day,” Jesus says, “ye shall ask Me nothing.” Until the resurrection life of Jesus is manifested in you, you want to ask this and that; then after a while you find all questions gone, you do not seem to have any left to ask. You have come to the place of entire reliance on the resurrection life of Jesus which brings you into perfect contact with the purpose of God. Are you living that life now? If not, why shouldn’t you?
There may be any number of things dark to your understanding, but they do not come in between your heart and God. “And in that day ye shall ask Me no question”—you do not need to, you are so certain that God will bring things out in accordance with His will. John 14:1 has become the real state of your heart, and there are no more questions to be asked. If anything is a mystery to you and it is coming in between you and God, never look for the explanation in your intellect, look for it in your disposition, it is that which is wrong. When once your disposition is willing to submit to the life of Jesus, the understanding will be perfectly clear, and you will get to the place where there is no distance between the Father and His child because the Lord has made you one, and “in that day ye shall ask Me no question.”
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May 29th

Undisturbed relationship

At that day ye shall ask in My name . . . . The Father Himself loveth you. John 16:26, 27.

“At that day ye shall ask in My name,” i.e., in My nature. Not— ‘You shall use My name as a magic word,’ but—‘You will be so intimate with Me that you will be one with Me.’ “That day” is not a day hereafter, but a day meant for here and now. “The Father Himself loveth you”—the union is so complete and absolute. Our Lord does not mean that life will be free from external perplexities but that just as He knew the Father’s heart and mind, so by the baptism of the Holy Ghost He can lift us into the heavenly places where He can reveal the counsels of God to us.
“Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name . . . .” “That day” is a day of undisturbed relationship between God and the saint. Just as Jesus stood unsullied in the presence of His Father, so by the mighty efficacy of the baptism of the Holy Ghost, we can be lifted into that relationship—“that they may be one, even as We are one.”
“He will give it you.” Jesus says that God will recognize our prayers. What a challenge! By the Resurrection and Ascension power of Jesus, by the sent-down Holy Ghost, we can be lifted into such a relationship with the Father that we are at one with the perfect sovereign will of God by our free choice even as Jesus was. In that wonderful position, placed there by Jesus Christ, we can pray to God in His name, in His nature, which is gifted to us by the Holy Ghost, and Jesus says—“Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it you.” The sovereign character of Jesus Christ is tested by His own statements.
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July 28th

After obedience—what?

And straightway He constrained His disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side. . . . Mark 6:45-52.

We are apt to imagine that if Jesus Christ constrains us, and we obey Him, He will lead us to great success. We must never put our dreams of success as God’s purpose for us; His purpose may be exactly the opposite. We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not. The question of getting to a particular end is a mere incident. What we call the process, God calls the end.
What is my dream of God’s purpose? His purpose is that I depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay in the middle of the turmoil calm and unperplexed, that is the end of the purpose of God. God is not working towards a particular finish; His end is the process—that I see Him walking on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just the absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea. It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God.
God’s training is for now, not presently. His purpose is for this minute, not for something in the future. We have nothing to do with the afterwards of obedience; we get wrong when we think of the afterwards. What men call training and preparation, God calls the end.
God’s end is to enable me to see that He can walk on the chaos of my life just now. If we have a further end in view, we do not pay sufficient attention to the immediate present; but if we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment as it comes is precious.

Chambers, Oswald: My Utmost for His Highest : Selections for the Year. Grand Rapids, MI : Discovery House Publishers, 1993, c1935, S. July 27

Grand Rapids, MI : Discovery House Publishers, 1993, c1935, S. May 29

Grand Rapids, MI : Discovery House Publishers, 1993, c1935, S. May 28

 2007/5/1 8:03
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What a lovely way of looking at things, to be so at one with the Father that one asks only for what the Father wants, and knows what that is.

But for us, being so untuned to Jesus, even though we have the Spirit in us, and Jesus in us, and we in Jesus, and Jesus in the Father, and the Father in Jesus, and therefore in us, and yet we cannot do this!

Is this not why we need the glorified body, that we may commune so freely? For in my own skin, and the weight of me dragging me down, out and away from Jesus and the Spirit, I cannot know in that way.

Blessings,


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